Sarah Compton

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Professional Title

Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department(s)

Michigan Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

About

Dr. Compton is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with expertise in health system impacts on contraceptive use and discontinuation, quality of care, decision-making quality, and mixed-methods research. Dr. Compton’s PhD is from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy, and focused on health system strengthening for reproductive health care. Dr. Compton's research focuses on reproductive health among disadvantaged women, including those in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, Dr. Compton has studied reasons for contraceptive discontinuation amongst Ghanaian women, identifying barriers to safe abortion care, and sexual violence prevention among university student. Dr. Compton is also investigating the impact of Title X on reproductive health services usage and the health impacts of changes to Title X regulations.

Research Interests

social sciences
mixed methods
qualitative research
health
sexual harassment/gender harassment
violence (sexual/gender/other)